The 24-year-old Dominican American actor and On My Block star has been cast in the Vietnam War action thriller Ambush, starring Aaron Echkart.
Genao joins a roster of new cast additions that includes Cody Christian and Dermot Mulroney. The film will be directed by Mark Earl Burman, who co-wrote the screenplay with Michael McClung.
Ambush, based on a true story, follows a group of elite commandos, led by Captain Drummond (Eckhart), tasked with collecting classified information that can change the fate of the war. On the edge of the jungle, the team is attacked by an overwhelming invisible force of the enemy army and must follow it into the complex labyrinth of Cu Chi tunnels, with the enemy and traps at every turn.
Principal photography is now set to begin in the fall in Colombia amid compliance with COVID-19 health guidelines.
Saban Films has acquired the North American rights to Ambush, with a release plan currently in the works.
Genao previously starred in Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine film Logan.
The 37-year-old half-Spanish actress is in talks to star opposite Hugh Jackman star in Michael Mann’s Ferrari.
Jackman would play Enzo Ferrari, while Rapace would portray his estranged wife Linda. Their relationship, as fiery and combustible as the race cars that Ferrari designed, plays a big part in the script Mann wrote.
They have loosely been discussing this teaming for months, and now things are starting to move for a summer 2018 production start.
Ferrari is the drama Mann started in partnership with the late director Sydney Pollack almost 17 years ago. The film takes place in 1957, a year where passion, failure, success and death and life all collided in Ferrari’s battle for supremacy against rival Maserati. Christian Bale was going to play Ferrari two years ago, but developed health concerns when he began putting on weight.
Rapace will next appear in Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Alien: Covenant.